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NAACP Leader Wants Investigation of Raleigh Police

Posted March 27, 1997 12:00 a.m. EST

— A Triangle NAACP leader said he wanted police to investigate complaints by two African-Americans that they were physically assaulted by Raleigh officers.

David McArthur said a Raleigh officer shoved him into a wall after McArthur said he told the officer to do his job. McArthur had called 911 because he said his car was chased down Interstate 40.

Tanika Robins said police arrested her a week ago after telling her to leave a Raleigh nightclub. She said police scratched and bruised her as officers put her in a squad car.

McArthur has filed a formal complaint with the police department while Robins has not. NAACP leader H.B. Pickett said today at a news conference that he wanted an investigation.

Listen toauorReal Audiofiles of Pickett explaining his complaint.

Police Cpt. Michael Longmire who works in the Internal Affairs said an investigation was underway and could be completed in 30 to 60 days.

Listen toauorReal Audiofiles of Longmire explaining the investigation.